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Spiral Out. Keep Going. TOOL - Lateralus Decode


TOOL is pure musical genius... And the song "Lateralus" is their greatest masterpiece. It packs this whole consciousness experience into magically woven lyrics and musical harmony. Join Justin and Mike of @decodingthestorm as we attempt to decode this song and what is masterfully written within... The lyrics are posted below the video.


This was from one of the amazing chats we had on t.me/JustinCarpenter33


"Lateralus" Lyrics:

Black then white are all I see

In my infancy.

Red and yellow then came to be,

Reaching out to me,

Lets me see.


As below, so above and beyond,

I imagine drawn beyond the lines of reason.

Push the envelope. Watch it bend.


Over-thinking, over-analyzing separates the body from the mind.

Withering my intuition, missing opportunities and I must

Feed my will to feel my moment drawing way outside the lines.


Black then white are all I see

In my infancy.

Red and yellow then came to be,

Reaching out to me.

Lets me see


There is so much more

And beckons me

To look through to these

Infinite possibilities.


As below, so above and beyond,

I imagine drawn outside the lines of reason.

Push the envelope. Watch it bend.


Over-thinking, over-analyzing separates the body from the mind.

Withering my intuition, leaving opportunities behind.


Feed my will to feel this moment urging me to cross the line.

Reaching out to embrace the random.

Reaching out to embrace whatever may come.


I embrace my desire to

I embrace my desire to feel the rhythm, to feel connected

Enough to step aside and weep like a widow

To feel inspired, to fathom the power,

To witness the beauty, to bathe in the fountain,

To swing on the spiral, to swing on the spiral,

To swing on the spiral of our divinity and still be a human.


With my feet upon the ground

I lose myself between the sounds

And open wide to suck it in.

I feel it move across my skin.


I'm reaching up and reaching out.

I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me.

Whatever will bewilder me.


And following our will and wind

We may just go where no one's been.

We'll ride the spiral to the end

And may just go where no one's been.


Spiral out. Keep going.

Spiral out. Keep going.

Spiral out. Keep going.

SPIRAL OUT. Keep going.

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